Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:58 AM
Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:00 AM
Last Friday afternoon I walked into the deer woods picked out a tree and was at 18 feet in less than 20 minutes and ready to hunt. Early Saturday morning I had climbed back up and just got settled in and 70 yards away was a doe feeding on acorns. Now thats quiet climbing if you ask me. The doe came into about 20 yards and busted me when I drew back and so ended that opportunity.
The climber will last you years of safe use.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 03:58 PM
Posted 07 November 2007 - 04:21 PM
The answer is yes. It takes some eyeballing trees in the area and judging how and if you can climb it.
Do you need to have a limbless tree with a climber Rowdy? I also like the climbers but I was never sure if I needed a tree without branches.
For a true climbing tree it should be a fairly uniform in diameter at the bottom to about 20 feet up with very little in the way going up or around the tree like other tree branches. The bark of the tree should not be loose say like a shag bark hickory tree and should be a live tree. Small limbs can be removed with a small hand saw can be done no problem but larger ones (4") can be a big problem and done during the early season or a preseason job. But once you do your limbing and shooting lanes you're good to go for awhile. Even in an old woods with lots of trees to choose from in a quarter acre I might pick one out of 20 to use that's close (with in 20 yards of the deer trails or scraps) and even then climbing the wrong side of it can be lesson to learn from too. But you have that problem to solve with any tree stand to make sure you setup on the side you can shoot the best.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 05:57 PM
Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:06 PM
Buy a good harness first. Summit's Seat of the Pants harness is a good one. A little tougher to put on than the "Easy Snap" kind but IMHO much more secure.
If you have to negotiate branches, the Rapid Rail ladder steps are probably a better choice than a climbing stick.
Edited by Leo, 07 November 2007 - 08:06 PM.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:03 PM
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